September 25, 2021 New Generation Grace Ministry Devotional : Topic – My Soul Finds Rest in God. Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.
New Generation Grace Ministry
Saturday September 25th, 2021
Title: My Soul Finds Rest in God.
Truly my soul finds rest in God;
my salvation comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation;he is my fortress,I will never be shaken.How long will you assault me?Would all of you throw me down— this leaning wall,this tottering fence? Surely they intend to topple me from my lofty place;
they take delight in lies. With their mouths they bless, but in their hearts they curse. Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.Surely the lowborn are but a breath,
the highborn are but a lie.
If weighed on a balance,they are nothing; together they are only a breath. Do not trust in extortion
or put vain hope in stolen goods;
though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them. One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: “Power belongs to you, God, and with you, Lord, is unfailing love”; and, “You reward everyone according to what they have done.”
David was continually praising God during both good times and bad times of his life. How about us today? Do we only acknowledge the goodness of the Lord only when things are going well? What do we do and how do we see God in our times when things look like they are not going well in our lives? Most of us give thanks to the Lord only when things are good, in some difficult times we deny our faith, may be we start looking for powerless power.
David expressed his feelings to God and then reaffirmed his faith. Prayers can release our tension in times of emotional stress. Trusting God to be our rock, salvation, and fortress will definitely change our entire outlook in life. No longer must we be held captive by resentment toward others when they hurt us.We can be rest assured that when we are resting in the power of God nothing will harm us.
It is tempting to use firm, wealth ,prestige to measure people’s standards. We may think that our counterparts are measuring well and ahead of us. But on God’s scales, they may be weighing nothing. If God weighs us on His scale what will be our number? Trusting God and service to Him are the things that will bring us up to the standard He wants us to be. No matter the amount of money we have or our earthly qualifications, none of these adds to our value in God’s eyes. All the faithful work we do for Him are what give us eternal value. May the Lord help us to align our desires and priorities with whatever God thinks is important. In Jesus name.
Prayers: God help me to rest my life in your power. You are my rock and my fortress. In you we move and have our being. Eternal rock of ages, please Lord let me hide in you, in you there is life. Because I trust in your everlasting protection, I will not be afraid. Thank you Jesus.
Further Reading: Ecclesiastes 12.